Is my Delaware really a Delaware?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Anny, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I read some place that Delawares have a single comb. Well...mine has a pea comb. Is she still a Delaware?

    Or does she have a single comb but it's just really small?

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    She is about...23 weeks old
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's a single comb, not a pea. Yes, I'd say she's a Delaware. This is a pea comb for comparison. Pullets rarely get huge combs till they are about to lay. Are you sure yours is 23 weeks old? Seems pretty young.
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  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    thanks! So will her comb stay small like that or will it grow out?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It will grow larger. Gosh, my 11 week old Delawares seem as large as yours. Are you sure of her age? The Delaware pullet in this pic is 11 weeks old.
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  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Beautiful Delawares, folks. I dont have any. But I should, right?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Certainly! My hatchery Dels last year were a nightmare; my breeder Dels are fantastic.
     
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Speckled hen, would you ever ship chicks? Or eggs?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I do ship eggs and plan to do so with the Delawares when they begin laying. [​IMG] Chicks, no.
     
  9. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Would you pm when you have eggs? I'd love to hatch some, and I have some good broodies to slip em under. . .

    I'm not fast enough to get in on the BST free-for-all, but I'd dearly love to try some of your Delawares.

    Tx!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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